Here's what you get when you study abroad with CEA in Buenos Aires:
While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Buenos Aires housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing.
Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.
One of the benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to explore your host country and surrounding destinations. Excursions are offered for all semester and summer programs; you’ll receive a calendar of available excursions during orientation. Here are a few past excursions:
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
A World Heritage Site, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The historic quarter still captures the look and feel of the colonial era in Latin America. You’ll travel by ferry across the River Plate from Buenos Aires to explore this charming town’s cobbled streets leading to old lighthouses, inns, restaurants, and its original bullfighting ring. You’ll also enjoy a traditional lunch during your time in Uruguay.
Iguazú Falls (Optional)
Spanning three countries, Iguazú Falls is one of the world’s seven natural wonders and a popular destination. Thousands travel to Iguzaú Falls every year to marvel at the Garganta del Diablo, a U-shaped cascade that’s 269 feet tall and almost 2,300 feet long. You'll enjoy a full-day excursion to Iguazú National Park.
This excursion is optional, for an additional fee. Students need to sign up for this excursion through their myCEA Account by the withdrawal date for their program.
Attend a polo match and learn about one of Argentina’s most popular sports. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in the stadium and join fans as they cheer (elegantly) for their favorite team. Availability of this excursion depends on polo matches schedule and location.
One of the world’s largest deltas, this popular riverside retreat just north of Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to get away from the bustling city. Indulge in a traditional lunch, relax on a ferry tour, and browse local artisans’ handmade crafts at the Puerto de Frutos open air market.
Wine from Mendoza enjoys a reputation as some of the world’s best. On our excursion to this west-central province, you’ll explore scenic vineyards, taste local wine and olive oil, trek in Aconcagua Park with views of the highest mountain in the Americas in the background, go horseback riding, and enjoy local delicacies.
CEA Student Life: Buenos Aires Cultural Activities
Take advantage of the unique flavor of Buenos Aires. CEA offers cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges, or something entirely different, our staff helps you engage with local culture.
Argentine Food and Culture Activity
Experience the cultural phenomenon of Buenos Aires at this activity. Enjoy a traditional evening in the city while tasting local food.
Tango Dinner Show
One of the most beautiful cultural activities in Buenos Aires is going to a tango dinner show, where professional tango dancers and singers provide entertainment as you enjoy a hearty dinner.
Theater/Cinema Night (Traditional/National Movies)
Take advantage of Buenos Aires’ many cinemas to attend movie screenings and festivals; it’s an ideal way to improve both your Spanish skills and your understanding of local culture. Argentine cinema is constantly producing informative and amusing new movies.
Traditional/Historical Cafés: Café Tortoni
Located on Avenida de Mayo Avenue, Café Tortoni is an emblem of the city’s passion for coffee, culture, and good company. Set in a Spanish architectural-style building filled with busts and paintings of famous Argentines, the Tortoni offers food for the body and soul.
Traditional/Historical Restaurants: El Cuartito
A family of Italian immigrants opened El Cuartito Pizza House in 1935. With colorful walls filled with sports and popular culture memorabilia, and a well-earned reputation as one of the most delicious pizza providers in the country, this pizza place is a don’t-miss.
Volunteer a few hours per week through activities such as serving at a community cafeteria, helping children with homework, tutoring English students, and participating in charity work. This experience will provide you with a new, potentially life-changing perspective on Argentine culture and life.
Many organizations provide Language Exchange opportunities around the city, including Mate Club, Buenos Aires Daytime Language Exchange, Spanglish, Babel, and Speak Spanish! Chat in Spanish!
Intercultural Experience Workshop
This engaging, interactive activity fosters cultural awareness and, more importantly, facilitates action. The workshop’s goal is demonstrating the impact of diversity on both people and organizations, motivating participants to rethink attitudes and behaviors, and learn how to work with people from different cultures.
CEA provided great opportunities to see Argentina and learn the culture. They were well-organized and I felt safe the whole time.